More than 30 people looked pretty in pink at a fun Pilates fundraiser in aid of Manx Breast Cancer Support.

The session was held at the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino, in Douglas, with local bobby’s Sergeant Mike Taylor and Constable Paddy Moore making a special appearance in their pink constable helmets.

Mo Sherring, from Pilates Studio Isle of Man in Onchan, ran the session with Annalee Gibson who is the youngest qualified Pilates teacher in the world.

‘It was amazing,’ she said, ‘We raised around £200, Two policemen came with their pink helmets – it was a complete surprise’.

Tickets to take part in the event cost £4 each, Cakes and bake trays were also brought in by several participants to further donations towards the Manx charity, which works towards improving patient care and breast cancer services in the island.

Manx Breast Cancer Support was set up in 2012 with its members organising fundraisers to help build a dedicated breast screening unit at Noble’s Hospital. Four years later and the charity opened the unit, which provides facilities, so patients do not have to travel across to the UK.

This year the charities aim is to fund an additional quiet room for patients, as well as funding towards a gamma probe, a referral card for over-70’s and patent transfer leaflets.

Mo said: ‘We would like to thank everybody who attended.

The Pilates enthusiast has been an instructor for nearly 25 years.

She added: ‘Annalee, who is my protégé, qualified with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) when she was 17 and is the youngest qualified teacher in the world. So its like the youngest, and the oldest teachers working together.’

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